Growing Schools (an inspiring how-to documentary)

By The Localising Food Project ~ Earthcare Education Aotearoa

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Growing Schools (an Inspiring How-To Documentary)

Project 2014-04-20 12:50:05 +1200

GREAT NEWS!! We asked caring Kiwis to help - our target was $7000 all or nothing and people heard us - we have reached over $7,800 - how about that! SUCCESS - Thank You xx But what if we carry on the momentum and raise an extra $1000 or so with the few days we have left to go? We could make 'Growing Schools' even more powerful

 

1. For a start we can capture extra footage to make our documentary even more potent - more stories like Oturu School near Kaitaia, where students not only keep extensive gardens but also press their own olive oil and make manuka honey from the school's beehives, building technical and business skills along with respect for nature and healthy eating habits.

 

2. We can increase the quality of the post production work - things like using sophisticated animated graphics and and original handcrafted music to increase both the educational value and the aesthetic enjoyment.

 

3. And with some extra funds we can give free copies to schools and community groups in struggling neighbourhoods making sure that everyone can get the benefit of this information and the stories it tells.

 

Every pledge, no matter how big or small, will collectively help THANK YOU for your considertaion. Please share this appeal with other caring people who might like our project.


This film shows kiwi kids, teachers, parents and whole communities across the nation are making a difference.
This film will make the world a better place!



Growing Schools is a documentary exploring the amazing benefits of gardening and nature immersion, not only for children's health and wellbeing but also for overall achievement and learning outcomes.
It aims to expand the school garden culture in New Zealand and support children to establish a
lifelong connection with their food.

Growing Schools DVD

In our beautiful country 25% of kids live in households that can't afford enough basic food each week.
Many children struggle with hopelessness and disconnection while being bombarded with 'virtual worlds' and eating food that is creating
longterm health problems.


This documentary features teachers, garden facilitators and many exciting initiatives to grow, process and preserve kai.
It is a valuable resource for educational institutions who are interested in learning about the
benefits of natural learnscapes, how to link "the garden as a teacher" with curriculum requirements and about the various options of how to transform school grounds into enriching learning environments.

Growing Schools Documentary Images

We need your support to complete this production and get this vital information out to the nation, especially all our school communities – now!



Growing Schools is the first of five documentaries produced by the Localising Food Project - a multimedia educational and motivational program encouraging all aspects of local food production, processing and distribution in New Zealand.


Our project facilitates the A-Z of a
dynamic local food movement. In doing so we address some of the most compelling social and environmental issues we face as a nation: diet-related illness, family poverty, food insecurity and environmental impacts of a globalised food system.

Growing Schools Documentary Images

As you can see in our
Growing Schools  trailer, we can offer our kids a more life-affirming reality – one which they can co-create hands-on!


Your support
will help us cover the costs of getting this documentary completed and into circulation, to help more schools across Aotearoa get their gardens growing.


All work done to date has been achieved by the generosity of private donations and many thousands of voluntary hours of our dedicated team - including a six-month tour of NZ featuring interactive workshops teaching hands-on skills and developing local food resilience action plans, exchanging heirloom seeds, setting up school seedbanks, forming local food networks and filming 230 flourishing local food projects.

Growing Schools Documentary Images

We invite you to join us now with your support to spread valuable experiential knowledge through educational DVD's, the interactive multimedia website, social media, media campaigns, television, radio, magazines, launch events and newsletters.
Visit our website
localisingfood.com to find out more about the project and view some of our film stories. View our project overview trailer here on youtube.
To get to know our team a bit better visit localisingfood.com/our-team
Sign up for our
Newsletter to stay in touch with our flourishing localising food community and interact on our Forum.  Also please 'like' and 'share' our work and this campaign through your social media – many thanks. Visit our Facebook Page.

To get to know our team a bit better visit localisingfood.com/our-team.

 The Localising Food Project is an initiative of the Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa, New Zealand registered charitable trust whose objectives include “enlivening community through sustainable systems design and education.”

 Growing Schools Documentary Images

 

 

Comments

Updates 2

Thank you - we are leaping ahead

19/05/2014 at 6:47 PM

Wow! Sunday seems to be a giving day :)  Our pledges went up by $1850 from Sat eve till Mon morn! This is such welcome news as its pivotal that we reach our target to enable the Growing Schools documentary to be produced. A successful Pledgeme campaign will enable us to get it completed and launched by Spring, inspiring schools across the nation to get seeds in the ground and their local food revolution underway.

Thank you so much to all our pledgers who have got us to today's total. We now need to keep our momentum going to reach our final target - and hopefully beyond. So please do circulate our campaign if you will esp to your FB contacts - here is a line and the url you can copy and paste and share .....  

Our KIDS.....Their FOOD.....Our FUTURE! Growing Schools is a documentary showcasing empowered kiwi kids transforming their school grounds into abundant food gardens. How powerful is that for these kids and our future? Check the Growing Schools Pledgeme campaign to find out...https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/2054

Thanks again and best wishes from me and the Localising Food Project Team

Robina

Find out more about the Localising Food project and meet some of the team.

16/05/2014 at 2:27 PM

We have 22 days to go - thank you to everyone who has supported the project so far. We only require 350 people to gift an average of $20 to reach our target. I am sure we all know someone who would love to support the localising food project and plant the seeds for the next generation of gardeners.

Many Thanks Rich.

    Pledgers 117

    wichard van oosterbosch
    2014-05-26 19:55:42 +1200
    Sophie McBride
    2014-05-26 19:02:13 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-05-26 18:19:32 +1200
    cushla barfoot
    2014-05-26 17:23:02 +1200
    Grace King
    2014-05-26 17:21:44 +1200
    Grace Catley
    2014-05-26 17:10:17 +1200
    Diana Ward-Pickering
    2014-05-26 15:04:55 +1200
    Matt
    2014-05-26 12:48:43 +1200
    Katerina Seligman
    2014-05-26 12:40:04 +1200
    Kindra Douglas
    2014-05-26 11:46:09 +1200
    Rex Verity
    2014-05-26 10:01:11 +1200
    Sarah Pritchett
    2014-05-26 09:53:43 +1200
    Ralph Wallace
    2014-05-26 09:47:45 +1200
    Ron & Edith Sharp
    2014-05-26 09:34:35 +1200
    Janine McVeagh
    2014-05-26 09:31:18 +1200
    Robert and Lianna Gilman
    2014-05-26 09:12:51 +1200
    Bridget
    2014-05-26 08:48:40 +1200
    Delaine Jones
    2014-05-26 07:56:10 +1200
    Kristina Jensen
    2014-05-26 07:29:19 +1200
    Jay
    2014-05-26 06:29:46 +1200
    John Shiel
    2014-05-26 02:37:09 +1200
    leigh astill
    2014-05-25 21:38:07 +1200
    Rachel
    2014-05-25 21:09:50 +1200
    sigi
    2014-05-25 20:41:56 +1200
    Cathy Angell
    2014-05-25 20:35:44 +1200
    Yingjie Zhang
    2014-05-25 20:22:01 +1200
    Tim
    2014-05-25 20:11:42 +1200
    Tarisha Tourok
    2014-05-25 20:07:26 +1200
    Chris Laing
    2014-05-25 19:48:12 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-05-25 19:38:33 +1200

    Growing Schools (an Inspiring How-To Documentary)

    Project 2014-04-20 12:50:05 +1200

    GREAT NEWS!! We asked caring Kiwis to help - our target was $7000 all or nothing and people heard us - we have reached over $7,800 - how about that! SUCCESS - Thank You xx But what if we carry on the momentum and raise an extra $1000 or so with the few days we have left to go? We could make 'Growing Schools' even more powerful

     

    1. For a start we can capture extra footage to make our documentary even more potent - more stories like Oturu School near Kaitaia, where students not only keep extensive gardens but also press their own olive oil and make manuka honey from the school's beehives, building technical and business skills along with respect for nature and healthy eating habits.

     

    2. We can increase the quality of the post production work - things like using sophisticated animated graphics and and original handcrafted music to increase both the educational value and the aesthetic enjoyment.

     

    3. And with some extra funds we can give free copies to schools and community groups in struggling neighbourhoods making sure that everyone can get the benefit of this information and the stories it tells.

     

    Every pledge, no matter how big or small, will collectively help THANK YOU for your considertaion. Please share this appeal with other caring people who might like our project.


    This film shows kiwi kids, teachers, parents and whole communities across the nation are making a difference.
    This film will make the world a better place!



    Growing Schools is a documentary exploring the amazing benefits of gardening and nature immersion, not only for children's health and wellbeing but also for overall achievement and learning outcomes.
    It aims to expand the school garden culture in New Zealand and support children to establish a
    lifelong connection with their food.

    Growing Schools DVD

    In our beautiful country 25% of kids live in households that can't afford enough basic food each week.
    Many children struggle with hopelessness and disconnection while being bombarded with 'virtual worlds' and eating food that is creating
    longterm health problems.


    This documentary features teachers, garden facilitators and many exciting initiatives to grow, process and preserve kai.
    It is a valuable resource for educational institutions who are interested in learning about the
    benefits of natural learnscapes, how to link "the garden as a teacher" with curriculum requirements and about the various options of how to transform school grounds into enriching learning environments.

    Growing Schools Documentary Images

    We need your support to complete this production and get this vital information out to the nation, especially all our school communities – now!



    Growing Schools is the first of five documentaries produced by the Localising Food Project - a multimedia educational and motivational program encouraging all aspects of local food production, processing and distribution in New Zealand.


    Our project facilitates the A-Z of a
    dynamic local food movement. In doing so we address some of the most compelling social and environmental issues we face as a nation: diet-related illness, family poverty, food insecurity and environmental impacts of a globalised food system.

    Growing Schools Documentary Images

    As you can see in our
    Growing Schools  trailer, we can offer our kids a more life-affirming reality – one which they can co-create hands-on!


    Your support
    will help us cover the costs of getting this documentary completed and into circulation, to help more schools across Aotearoa get their gardens growing.


    All work done to date has been achieved by the generosity of private donations and many thousands of voluntary hours of our dedicated team - including a six-month tour of NZ featuring interactive workshops teaching hands-on skills and developing local food resilience action plans, exchanging heirloom seeds, setting up school seedbanks, forming local food networks and filming 230 flourishing local food projects.

    Growing Schools Documentary Images

    We invite you to join us now with your support to spread valuable experiential knowledge through educational DVD's, the interactive multimedia website, social media, media campaigns, television, radio, magazines, launch events and newsletters.
    Visit our website
    localisingfood.com to find out more about the project and view some of our film stories. View our project overview trailer here on youtube.
    To get to know our team a bit better visit localisingfood.com/our-team
    Sign up for our
    Newsletter to stay in touch with our flourishing localising food community and interact on our Forum.  Also please 'like' and 'share' our work and this campaign through your social media – many thanks. Visit our Facebook Page.

    To get to know our team a bit better visit localisingfood.com/our-team.

     The Localising Food Project is an initiative of the Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa, New Zealand registered charitable trust whose objectives include “enlivening community through sustainable systems design and education.”

     Growing Schools Documentary Images

     

     

    Comments

    Thank you - we are leaping ahead

    19/05/2014 at 6:47 PM

    Wow! Sunday seems to be a giving day :)  Our pledges went up by $1850 from Sat eve till Mon morn! This is such welcome news as its pivotal that we reach our target to enable the Growing Schools documentary to be produced. A successful Pledgeme campaign will enable us to get it completed and launched by Spring, inspiring schools across the nation to get seeds in the ground and their local food revolution underway.

    Thank you so much to all our pledgers who have got us to today's total. We now need to keep our momentum going to reach our final target - and hopefully beyond. So please do circulate our campaign if you will esp to your FB contacts - here is a line and the url you can copy and paste and share .....  

    Our KIDS.....Their FOOD.....Our FUTURE! Growing Schools is a documentary showcasing empowered kiwi kids transforming their school grounds into abundant food gardens. How powerful is that for these kids and our future? Check the Growing Schools Pledgeme campaign to find out...https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/2054

    Thanks again and best wishes from me and the Localising Food Project Team

    Robina

    Find out more about the Localising Food project and meet some of the team.

    16/05/2014 at 2:27 PM

    We have 22 days to go - thank you to everyone who has supported the project so far. We only require 350 people to gift an average of $20 to reach our target. I am sure we all know someone who would love to support the localising food project and plant the seeds for the next generation of gardeners.

    Many Thanks Rich.

      wichard van oosterbosch
      2014-05-26 19:55:42 +1200
      Sophie McBride
      2014-05-26 19:02:13 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-05-26 18:19:32 +1200
      cushla barfoot
      2014-05-26 17:23:02 +1200
      Grace King
      2014-05-26 17:21:44 +1200
      Grace Catley
      2014-05-26 17:10:17 +1200
      Diana Ward-Pickering
      2014-05-26 15:04:55 +1200
      Matt
      2014-05-26 12:48:43 +1200
      Katerina Seligman
      2014-05-26 12:40:04 +1200
      Kindra Douglas
      2014-05-26 11:46:09 +1200
      Rex Verity
      2014-05-26 10:01:11 +1200
      Sarah Pritchett
      2014-05-26 09:53:43 +1200
      Ralph Wallace
      2014-05-26 09:47:45 +1200
      Ron & Edith Sharp
      2014-05-26 09:34:35 +1200
      Janine McVeagh
      2014-05-26 09:31:18 +1200
      Robert and Lianna Gilman
      2014-05-26 09:12:51 +1200
      Bridget
      2014-05-26 08:48:40 +1200
      Delaine Jones
      2014-05-26 07:56:10 +1200
      Kristina Jensen
      2014-05-26 07:29:19 +1200
      Jay
      2014-05-26 06:29:46 +1200
      John Shiel
      2014-05-26 02:37:09 +1200
      leigh astill
      2014-05-25 21:38:07 +1200
      Rachel
      2014-05-25 21:09:50 +1200
      sigi
      2014-05-25 20:41:56 +1200
      Cathy Angell
      2014-05-25 20:35:44 +1200
      Yingjie Zhang
      2014-05-25 20:22:01 +1200
      Tim
      2014-05-25 20:11:42 +1200
      Tarisha Tourok
      2014-05-25 20:07:26 +1200
      Chris Laing
      2014-05-25 19:48:12 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-05-25 19:38:33 +1200
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 06/06/2014 at 11:49 AM.